May 2013 Newsletter

May Newsletter 2013

Winter is on it’s way and we have decided to hold a social afternoon for our members and their families Queen’s Birthday Weekend on Sunday 2nd June at 2pm At the Manakau Bowling & Sports Club in Mokena Kohere Street, Manakau (just over the railway line)

The club has 2 pool tables and 2 dart boards for our entertainment Tea and coffee will be provided

The bar will be open for both soft and alcoholic drinks

Please bring a plate for afternoon tea

Come along, meet your neighbours and have a fun afternoon

Beach clean-up

A big thank you to those who helped. We were impressed with how little rubbish there was this year. This is mainly because many regular walkers take a plastic bag with them and collect rubbish on every outing. Thanks to you all.

Wishlist of HDC Work

Your committee is working on a wish list of work we would like to see HDC carry out,

Some ideas we have come up with are below, this list will be put on web page for all to see and amended if necessary.

  1. Grating at front of change shed to clear
  2. New roof for toilet block
  3. Paint water tank in Arthur Street
  4. Beware of Children signs
  5. 30 kph speed limit in settlement in holiday periods
  6. Move 50 kph limit boundary further east towards main road
  7. 80 kph limit from Takapu Road to 50 kph boundary
  8. Junction Waikawa Beach Road/SH1 to improve with
    • Remove passing lane southbound
    • Traffic island
    • Feeder lane / acceleration lane north bound
    • Footpath from dairy and another north from Waikawa Beach Road
    • Reduce limit to 80 kph.

Working Bee

Working Bee — Queen’s Birthday Saturday 1st June at 9am

We need to the trim trees in the gardens at the 50 kph limit sign at the entrance to the beach as they are becoming a hazard to both traffic and pedestrians

All helpers gratefully welcomed

Please meet at toilet block in the reserve at 9am

TOTAL FIRE BAN

Please remember there is a total fire ban, unless you have a permit, at all times at Waikawa Beach, This includes braziers and fireworks. Should the rural fire brigade be called to a non permitted fire the culprits will have to pay all costs involved in the call out.

Also please remember that some of us have only one source of water — our rain water tanks — and spent fireworks landing on roofs can be a health hazard if they are not removed before ending up in water tanks.

Looking forward to seeing you all over QB weekend

Julie Stichbury

Good times.

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